Ablaze oil storage tank smoked Singapore for 6 long hours

Ablaze oil storage tank smoked Singapore for 6 long hours


Singapore 21 March 2018 – A oil storage tank at Tankstore’s Pulau Busing terminal in Singapore caught fire for a long-lasting of 6 hours yesterday night. After the intense encounter, the Singapore Civil Defence Force finally tamed and extinguished the flames at 1.39am midnight. There is however, no reported casualties and with a cause yet known.

The SCDF was first alerted of the fire at Pulau Busing, the island located off the south-western coast of Singapore, at 5.50pm yesterday.

The salvage operation included, the Police Coast Guard, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, the Republic of Singapore Navy, the National Environment Agency, 31 firefighting, 128 SCDF personnel and support vehicles.

Mr K. Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law, was on the island for a first-hand account on the firefighting operations and to meet up with the SCDF Emergency Responders. The National Environment Agency (NEA) is monitoring the air quality closely, especially in the south-western region of Singapore.

Singapore-based Tankstore operates the terminal on Pulau Busing, an island off Singapore’s southwest coast. It has a total capacity of 2 million cubic meters, or 112 tanks, to store petroleum and petrochemical products, states the company’s website.

Currently, the fire is not expected to have any material impact on fuel oil trading and supply in Singapore.